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United Way of Southern Nevada Receives a $160,000 Lumina Foundation National Grant to Increase Postsecondary Attainment Rates

United Way of Southern Nevada Receives a $160,000 Lumina Foundation National Grant to Increase Postsecondary Attainment Rates

UWSN – Only Nevada organization to receive funding from the prestigious Lumina Foundation United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) was the only organization in Nevada selected to receive a $160,000 Lumina Foundation national grant to help increase postsecondary degree attainment in southern Nevada. To increase postsecondary degree attainment in southern Nevada, UWSN is collaborating with…Continue Reading

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April 26, 2015 (Sun)
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Kellogg-Zaher Soccer Complex in Summerlin
Girls on the Run 5k
Come run, walk, hop or skip across the finish line with hundreds of 3rd-5th grade girls at their celebratory 5k. The 5k is the final goal of a 10-week program designed to boost confidence, personal connections and a lifetime appreciation of health and fitness! Race starts at 9:00am.... Continue Reading


May 2, 2015 (Sat)
2:00 PM
“Derby Day” YPS Signature Event
Join us for the YPS Signature Event and watch the Kentucky Derby in high southern style. With signature drinks, a photo booth and brass band entertainment, this will be the event of the season. Be sure to wear your hat and derby attire and invite your friends to come and enjoy the festivities. Click here for…... Continue Reading


May 4, 2015 (Mon) - May 14, 2015 (Thu)
8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Summer Reading Book Drive
Donate your new and gently used books and help encourage summer reading! When school is out children can lose as much as three months of reading comprehension. Community members who participate in the FLIP THROUGH SUMMER Book Drive can help change that story. Donate your new and gently used books (books geared towards birth through age 12 preferred)…... Continue Reading

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May 16, 2015 (Sat)
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Springs Preserve
Flip Through Summer | Family Fun Summer Kickoff
Take a walk down storytime lane and bring the whole family to this fun-filled, community event FLIP THROUGH SUMMER will be a special day of celebration, imagination and the magic of some of children’s most beloved books and characters. The event encourages summer reading, since children can lose as much as three months of reading comprehension during the summer.…... Continue Reading


June 12, 2015 (Fri)
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Bear’s Best Las Vegas
Fourth Annual NV Energy – IBEW 396 Golf Tournament benefitting United Way of Southern Nevada
See Flyer here 4th Annual NV Energy – IBEW 396 United Way Golf Benefit Registration: 6:30 AM Time: 7:30 AM Shotgun Start Format: Four Person Scramble Awards and banquet immediately following play. Raffle and Mulligans Available Tournament Day: $5 per ticket or $20 for 5 tickets Mulligans $10 each 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Prizes – Golf Course Contests…... Continue Reading


October 22, 2015 (Thu)
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino, Brasilia Ballroom
Community in Blue | Campaign Celebration 2015
Sponsorship opportunities available. Click here for information. Join us for a celebration of our donors and workplace campaigns who support us throughout the year! We are hosting our annual 2015 Community in Blue | Campaign Celebration on Thursday, October 22 from 11:30am – 1:30pm at the Rio All-Suites Hotel & Casino, Brasilia Ballroom. The event celebrates United Way’s…... Continue Reading